Ellen DeGeneres …. “🇺🇸 Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr. 🇺🇸 …. “!!


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~~May 5, 2018~~ 

ONE BRAVE MAN

Ellen calls James Shaw Jr. a ‘brave man,’ introduces him to Dwyane Wade

As far as I am concerned this was a better way, a better setting and better people to recognize the bravery of James Shaw, Jr.

There was no need for the NRA or the utter idiot in the Oval.

This brave man is better known, better regarded and rewarded because of his deeds.

The important people are with him!

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On Wednesday’s episode of “Ellen,” May 2, host Ellen DeGeneres sat down with James Shaw Jr. – the 29-year-old Nashvillian now known as the “Waffle House Hero” after wrestling a gun away from a shooter at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn.

During his interview with DeGeneres, Shaw recounted the events of the April 22 attack, which left four dead.

“Wow … You’re a really brave man,” DeGeneres said, and her audience broke into applause.

She also asked Shaw how he felt about being called a hero.

“I don’t have a problem with it,” he said. “It’s just if you’re in that same situation, I want  you to know that a regular guy did it, and I want you to emulate that same thing, and know you have that fire inside yourself.”

The two discussed the GoFundMe campaign Shaw had set up for funeral expenses for the victims, as well as the campaign for Shaw and his daughter set up by journalist Yashar Ali.

~SOURCE~

http://www.tennessean.com

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~~Ellen Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.~~

~~Published on May 2, 2018~~

James Shaw Jr. made headlines after bravely disarming the shooter who opened fire in a Tennessee Waffle House in April.

He sat down with Ellen to talk about his experience and how anyone can be a hero.

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~~Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr. Meets His NBA Idol Dwyane Wade~~

~~Published on May 2, 2018~~

James Shaw Jr. became a national hero after disarming a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House, and now Ellen introduced James to his own personal hero, NBA player Dwyane Wade.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Abhay’s Earth Anthem …. “🌎 Tribute to the Planet’s Beauty and Diversity 🌎 …. “!!


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~~April 22, 2018~~ 

ABHAY’S EARTH ANTHEM 

Amazing! I’ve just learned about this today!

Let the music, the lyrics and the song take you to where your heart wants to go.

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The Earth Anthem penned by poet-diplomat Abhay K was translated into Portuguese and launched in Brasilia to commemorate World Environment Day.

Abhay had written the anthem in 2008, inspired by the Upanishads and the image of the Earth taken by the Apollo 17 crew. He penned it in Russia’s St Petersburg and so far it has been translated into 30 languages.

According to IANS, he said,

“Whichever country we come from, we all have our planet in common. A tribute to her in the form of an anthem, therefore, should be able to find favour with people from all countries. Such an anthem will not only connect all of us across the world through a common musical thread but will also inspire the next generation to put the planet before themselves.”

For his Earth Anthem, he was termed ‘inspiring’ by UNESCO, Habitat for Humanity, and many others. He has plans of continuing the the Earth Anthem project by collaborating with the world’s leading musicians and singers to create consecutive editions.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://yourstory.com/2017/06/abhay-earth-anthem/

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~~EARTH ANTHEM~~

Multilanguage

~~Published on Jun 4, 2013~~

Earth Anthem written and produced by poet-diplomat Abhay K. (www.abhayk.com) is in 8 world languages including 6 official UN languages.

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish as well as Hindi & Nepali.

Singer: Shreya Sotang, Music: Sapan Ghimire

UNESCO has hailed the idea of an official Earth Anthem proposed by Abhay K. as a creative and inspiring thought that would contribute bringing the world together.

More at http://www.earthanthem.net

Earth Anthem (Multilingual) by Abhay K.

Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl, the most beautiful planet in the universe, our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl all the continents and the oceans of the world, united we stand as flora and fauna, united we stand as species of one earth …

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#HappyEarthDay #EarthDay2018 #MotherEarth #NoPlanetB #MotherEarth #NeedsProtection #AbhaysEarthAnthem #TributeToPlanetsBeautyAndDiversity #Multilanguage #PoetDiplomat #AbhayKumai #Commemorate #WorldEnvironmentDay

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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IOTD …. “🌎 Gallery of Images of the Day …. Very Special Edition …. Happy Earth Day, 2018 …. Awesome Video Included 🌎 …. “!!


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~~April 22, 2018~~ 

EARTH DAY 2018

~THERE’S A LOT DO TO STILL~

I was 20 years old in 1970.

I remember the establishment of this day. I took a summer class in college all about the environment in my country, Puerto Rico. I bought books, I read them all. I became aware of Bill McKibben (The End of Nature), Jeffrey Hollender (How To Make the World a Better Place), The Earthworks Group (50 Simple Things You Can Do series) and many more.

I was young, idealistic adult and a believer that my generation would change things.

As I look back today, it saddens me to see that I was wrong.

More than ever, there’s a lot of work to do today.

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Here are some of my ‘green books’!! 

img_8875 Earth Day 1970, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time.

Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs.

Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, a staunch environmentalist who hoped to provide unity to the grassroots environmental movement and increase ecological awareness.

“The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy,” Senator Nelson said, “and, finally, force this issue permanently onto the national political agenda.”

Earth Day indeed increased environmental awareness in America, and in July of that year the Environmental Protection Agency was established by special executive order to regulate and enforce national pollution legislation.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.history.com

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#HappyEarthDay #EarthDay2018 #MotherEarth #NoPlanetB #Hunger #Poverty #CatastrophicLosses #Hurricanes #Drought #Earthquakes #ConsumeResources #WorldPopulation #DevelopingCountries #ArableLand #DecimatedForests #Pollution #WhatHappensNext #SpeciesExtinction #Brainchild #SenatorGaylordNelson #Wisconsin #StaunchEnvironmentalist #ProvideUnity #GrassrootsEnvironmentalMovement #IncreaseEcologicalAwareness #MotherEarth #NeedsProtection #NarratedJulianLennon

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Earth Day 2018 Narrated by Julian Lennon~~

~~Published on Apr 11, 2018~~

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Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda …. “🎼🎼 Combined Forces For A ‘March For Our Lives’ Anthem 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~March 26, 2018~~

FOUND TONIGHT

HamilDrop: Ben Platt & Lin Manuel Miranda Mashup “Found Tonight”

FOR THE KIDS

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I’m an ardent fan.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an amazing talent.

His Puerto Rican roots make it even more significant for me.

He has shown immense interest in social causes.

Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor and singer known for originating the role of the title character in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, a performance for which he has won numerous awards.

Here you have two amazing talents joined for a common cause for the future of the children of this nation.

HortyRex©

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A song dedicated to the ‘March for our Lives’ movement.

This is for students and young leaders everywhere.

#EnoughIsEnough #NeverAgain

#Theatre #Hamilton #Broadway #Theatreis

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March 19, 2018 by Jenny Singer

The heart-stopping anthem released on Monday,  March 19, by Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt to celebrate the “March For Our Lives” gun violence prevention actions this weekend needs no introduction, only some background.

The three-minute song, “Found Tonight,” mashes up Miranda’s “Story Of Tonight” from his smash musical “Hamilton” and the song “You Will Be Found,” from Platt’s star turn in “Dear Evan Hansen,” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

This means the song draws from one story about teenage revolutionaries, and another about teens triumphing over despair.

The song begins with a rewritten line from “Hamilton” – instead of “we may not live to sing our glory,”

Platt sings, “we may not yet have reached our glory.”

All the proceeds from downloads of the song go to “March For Our Lives,” a gun violence prevention demonstration that will take place on March 24 in Washington DC.

Platt’s extraordinary gift for vulnerability and vocal sublimity are on display here, as is Miranda’s once-in-a-generation passion.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://forward.com/schmooze/396880/ben-platt-and-lin-manuel-miranda-combined-forces-for-a-march-for-our-lives/

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~~”Found Tonight”~~

Official Video

~~Published on Mar 19, 2018~~

A portion of the proceeds from this record will be going to the March For Our Lives Initiative.

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Atlantic Records

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#ParklandFlorida #ParklandShootingSurvivors #ChangeCanHappen #GunControl #MarchForOurLives #NeverAgain #MarjoryStonemanDouglasHighSchool  #MSDStrong #TeenageRevolutionaries #TeensTriumph #OverDespair #LinManuelMiranda #BenPlatt #HamilDrop #Mashup #FoundTonight #EnoughIsEnough #NeverAgain  #Theatre #Hamilton #Broadway #Theatreis

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt perform ‘Found Tonight’ at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.

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‘Almost Like Praying’ …. “🇵🇷 María, María …. Lin-Manuel Miranda 🇵🇷 …. Salsa Remix …. “!!


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~~February 10, 2018~~ 

ALMOST LIKE PRAYING SALSA REMIX

Hayley Levitt • New York City, Miami • Feb 8, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Salsa Remix of “Almost Like Praying
The song was first released in October 2017 to raise funds for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.

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This is what makes Puerto Ricans Puerto Ricans.

The undying spirit against adversity. My heart and soul have been aching since Hurricane María battered my country. The days after have been sadder as images come out of the utter devastation of a beautiful Caribbean Island.

The Puerto Rican spirit is battered but not broken after Maria.

#PuertoRicoSeLevanta

HortyRex©

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~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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DISCLAIMER
I do not own these images.
No intention of taking credit.
If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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At 10:30am this morning, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released a salsa remix of “Almost Like Praying,” his single benefiting the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” Disaster Relief Fund for hurricane recovery and rebuilding initiatives in Puerto Rico. Spanish Broadcasting System teamed up with Miranda for a world-premiere radio launch of the remix in New York (Mega 97.9FM), Miami (El Nuevo Zol 106.7FM), and Puerto Rico (Estereotempo 96.5FM).

Miranda himself introduced the single, followed by an interview live from the SBS studios in New York City.

“The benefit single ‘Almost Like Praying’ has had tremendous success with audiences worldwide,” said Miranda. “As we now continue to help establish long-term self-sustainable initiatives to rebuild Puerto Rico, we are thrilled to bring this new version to Salsa-music fans. Although it has been over four months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island still needs much help to get its most basic infrastructure up and running – including electricity, roads and bridges, healthcare and other vital programs.”

The original “Almost Like Praying” was released for download and streaming on October 6, 2017, and within its first week, hit No. 1 in digital sales in 17 countries. One hundred percent of the proceeds have gone to the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” Disaster Relief Fund, which has sponsored hundreds of initiatives to assist in the relief, recovery, and now rebuilding of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory since 1898.

~SOURCE~

http://www.theatermania.com

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#RebuildPuertoRico #HurricaneMaria #AlmostLikePraying #MariaMaria #LinManuelMiranda #TouchingHurricaneReliefSong #AssembledEpicCast #PuertoRicanSpirit #BatteredNotbroken #PuertoRicoSeLevanta #HispanicFederation #HurricaneReliefFund #AllStarCastOfArtists #JenniferLopez #MarcAnthony #CamilaCabello #GloriaEstefan #RitaMoreno #ArtistsForPuertoRico #HispanicFederation #UnidosDisasterReliefFund #AtlanticRecords #SalsaRemix

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Almost Like Praying feat Artists for Puerto Rico~~

Salsa Remix Music Video

~~Published on Feb 9, 2018~~

 Download and stream here: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” was written and recorded to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund Proceeds go to https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

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Super Bowl LII National Anthem Performance 🇺🇸 …. P!nk …. There was a Time when I got Chills 🇺🇸 …. “!!


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~~February 5, 2018~~ 

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I read somewhere that P!nk watched Whitney Houston’s performance of the national anthem.

It was a famous rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991.

Since then P!nk wanted to sing then anthem at the super bowl.

… and that she did!

There was a time when listening to this anthem gave me chills.

Not anymore.

The reason I post this today is because P!nk sang at the superbowl and killed it.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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P!nk took the grand stage at Super Bowl LII to sing the national anthem just before kickoff where she paid homage to her “idol,” Whitney Houston.

This Super Bowl holds a special significance to the Grammy-winning artist as she is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan, having spent the lead-up to the game posting snaps of her children and family rooting for the team.

~SOURCE~

http://www.foxnews.com

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Pink Nails the National Anthem Before Super Bowl LII, Despite the Flu

Despite a well-publicized battle with the flu in the days before Super Bowl LII, Philadelphia-area native Pink positively nailed the National Anthem.

Clad in a satiny white outfit and with bright blonde hair, the three-time Grammy winner was true to her badass image, removing a throat lozenge just before she began singing (and setting off a torrest of Internet memes in the process).

She played loose with the song’s timing, occasionally hitting a note just inside the tempo set by the accompanying orchestra, but hit every note with ease, at times breaking up a note or toying with the phrasing, possibly in an effort to sidestep the challenges of singing with the flu, but her voice was strong and on-point and she had little trouble holding notes.

~SOURCE~

http://variety.com

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

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DISCLAIMER

I do not own these images.

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If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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#SuperBowlLII #NationalAnthem #Performance #Pink #ThereWasATime #GotChills #Challenges #Singing #TheFlu #StrongVoice #HoldingNotes

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Super Bowl LII National Anthem Performance~~

~~Published on Feb 4, 2018~~

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Oprah Winfrey …. “🏆 2018 Golden Globes …. Full Backstage Speech 🏆 …. “!!


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~~January 8, 2017~~ 

TRUE, AUTHENTIC CLASS

OPRAH WINFREY

Coming from very humble beginnings, experiencing life initially from disadvantaged life lessons and reaching a pinnacle from where Oprah looks upon us with the same kindness, wisdom, knowledge, experience and empathy that she has always shown.

Oprah is THE role model.

Very well deserved lifetime achievement honor.

Here’s to plenty more years of OPRAH!!

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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No intention of taking credit.

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#OprahWinfrey #Intro #PowerfulSpeech #GoldenGlobes2018 #HollywoodForeignPressAssociation #MeToo #TimesUp #CecilBDeMille #AwardLifetimeAchievement #BackstageSpeech #SundayCeremony #ReeseWitherspoon #AWrinkleInTime #Inspirational #UpliftingSpeech #HumbleBeginnings #Disadvantaged #LifeLessons #Pinnacle #Kindness #Wisdom #Knowledge #Experience #Empathy #RoleModel

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~Oprah Winfrey~~

Full Backstage Speech

~~Published on Jan 7, 2018~~

Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Cecil B DeMillle Award at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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